ty·​ran·​no·​sau·​rid | \ tə-ˌra-nə-ˈsȯr-əd , (ˌ)tī-\

Definition of tyrannosaurid

: any of a family (Tyrannosauridae) of large bipedal carnivorous theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous in North America and central and eastern Asia having forelegs reduced in size and including the tyrannosaur

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Face biting on a juvenile tyrannosaurid and behavioural implications. Darren Naish, Scientific American Blog Network, "The Sensitive Face of a Big Predatory Dinosaur," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of tyrannosaurid

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tyrannosaurid

New Latin Tyrannosauridae, from Tyrannosaurus

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